New York City’s Priestbird is a band formed by Gregory Rogove( who is part of Devendra Banhart and the Grogs ), Saunder Jurriaans: and Danny Bensi .
Until this past year, Priestbird was known as Tarantula A.D., but due to a legal battle with a Portuguese power-metal group, they were forced to make a name change. The story gets foggy here; some people say they actually broke up, then decided to get back together. Whichever story you subscribe to, they took the opportunity to expand both their style and sound
Since the release of Book of Sand in late 2005 as Tarantula AD, an fantastic neo-classical art rock album, the band sound has been constantly evolving , the songs on their debut under name Priestbird In Your Time, evoke lush visual imagery.
Now, with a new work , Beachvcombers, Priestbirds musicianship stands at the forefront throughout the album, with the complex and tight vocal harmonies, blends psych and progressive rock with atmospheric vocals, very much a modern day Pink Floyd vibe.
There are many words that can describe Priestbird’s music, cinematic, dramatic, .epic, introspective, sorrowful, anyway all lead to one, beautuful.
Beachcombers is available for download on there website under the “name your price” mode.
An interesting side note for Seattleites and Pearl Jam fans around the globe is that the record was produced by Stone Gossard at Studio Litho in Fremont.
I hope you enjoy it , greetings….
Priestbird – Book Of Sand
released under Tarantula A.D. band name
1 The Century Trilogy I: Conquest
2 Who Took Berlin (Part I)
3 Who Took Berlin (Part II)
5 The Century Trilogy II: Empire
6 Prelude To The Fall
7 The Lost Waltz
9 Palo Borracho
10 The Century Trilogy III: The Fall
Priestbird – In Your Time
Format:CD, Stereo, Album
Released:17 Apr 2007
Artwork By – Nicholas Rubin
Mastered By – Rick Essig
Performer – Danny Bensi, Gregory Rogove, Saunder Jurriaans
Photography – Kevin Hooyman
Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Chris Ribando, Priestbird
1 Life Not Lost 3:53
2 Season Of The Sun 6:21
3 Guest Room 1:33
4 Hand That Draws 5:47
5 Smoke & Pain 4:21
6 In Your Time 4:07
7 Jackyl 2:21
8 Last To Know 3:14
9 Kliminz 2:32
10 Mandog 5:17
11 Bonus Track: Killer Whales 5:27
PRIESTBIRD – BEACHCOMBERS
PRODUCED BY: Stone Gossard and Priestbird
RECORDED BY: Beau Flecher and Floyd Reitsma at Litho Studios and Barrett Jones at Laundry Room Studio in Seattle
MIXED and MASTERED BY: Noah Georgeson at New King Sound in Los Angeles
ARTWORK BY: Carly Margolis (www.allforthemountain.com)
All songs written and performed by PRIESTBIRD
Gregory Rogove: vocals, drums, percussion, piano
Saunder Jurriaans: vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass
Danny Bensi: vocals, cello, guitar, bass, percussion
Keith Lowe: bass on “Gone”, “Stay”, and “Color Loom”
Chris O’Connell: bass on “Bright Wind”
1. Color Loom
3. Bright Wind
6. Who Will Lead Us
7. All That’s Lost
8. Be Sure
9. Yellow Noon
We are proud and honored to present our new album Beachcombers. We offer the album at whatever price you wish to pay – please donate by clicking below.To download the record right-click or ctrl-click the link and “save as”.